Constituents within the Isoko Federal Constituency, Delta State, have added their voices to calls by different worried Isoko natives, to attraction to Leo Ogor, the House of Representatives minority chief and member representing Isoko Federal Constituency within the National Assembly, to stop politics and take time to take care of his failing health.
The constituents stated the call turned mandatory when on Saturday, Ogor was seen supported by the Delta State Commissioner for Housing, Joseph Ogeh, and the Isoko North local government chairman, Emmanuel Egbabor to stroll down a staircase when the federal lawmaker, who’s looking for re-election for the fifth time, paid a session go to to the commissioner in his nation home at Otor-Iyede.
According to the constituents, following the current health predicament of the federal lawmaker, it will likely be inconceivable for the constituency to get pleasure from strong illustration within the inexperienced chamber, which they’ve suffered up to now one year because of the absence of the lawmaker at plenary classes in the home.
A constituent from the lawmaker’s home city, Ozoro, who merely recognized himself as Oghenekaro, informed SaharaReporters of what Ogor was being subjected to since he returned from his remedy in China, “all in the name of consultations for his re-election into the green chamber”.
“Leaders, youth, and even the elders in Isoko nation have suggested him to go away politics and take excellent care of his health,” he stated.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Isoko South, who had earlier acquired the lawmaker on a session go to in his home, confided in SaharaReporters that Ogor have to be suggested to go away politics now to allow him attend to his health.
“You will weep for Rt. Hon. Leo Ogor, when you see him entering his SUV. His left hand and the left leg are the areas worst hit by the stroke. Even his speeches too, there are still some challenges. His handlers are not helping the man too. But, with the many calls on him to leave politics and focus on his health, I doubt if the people will vote him again.”
Isoko indigenes have continued to attraction to Ogor, even on social media platforms, to overlook about his re-election and take his health significantly, having served for sixteen years within the National Assembly.
Peace Ogor, Leo’s wife, was stated to be sad over “unnecessary pressure by selfish politicians” on her husband, who has been battling stroke for a while now, to affix the 2019 contest.
In June 2017, Ogor had left Nigeria for remedy in Switzerland after struggling partial stroke, and returned to Nigeria in January 2018 after a number of months of absence from the decrease chamber.
The PDP lawmaker, who just returned from China a couple of weeks in the past, the place he was stated to have gone for an additional round of remedy, has been stated to be releasing thousands and thousands of Naira to leaders of his social gathering and delegates for the social gathering’s primaries, and has additionally been embarking on session visits to social gathering elders to help his election bid for the fifth time.
Meanwhile, a media aide to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Social Media, Nelson Egware, has castigated folks calling on the sick lawmaker to stop politics and focus extra on his heath.
Describing the lawmaker because the “Roosevelt” of Isoko, Egware stated: “Franklin Roosevelt was the only President of the United States of America, who served for four terms from his wheelchair. His wheelchair didn’t diminish the capacity in him”.
The federal lawmaker has a pending corruption-related challenge with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on 20 constituency tasks, which have been tagged as “suspiciously unexecuted”.